Wife, Mother, Pastor http://wifemotherpastor.com Confessions of a wife, mother and woman in ministry. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:51:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.6 PASTOR, YOU NEED A VACATION http://wifemotherpastor.com/pastor-need-vacation/ http://wifemotherpastor.com/pastor-need-vacation/#respond Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:43:24 +0000 http://wifemotherpastor.com/?p=546 YOU pastor- you and your family need a vacation. I know, I  know.  Work never slows, you don’t have enough money, excuse, excuse, excuse . . . However . . . I recently took an empty-nester survey on social media.  I asked if they could have any ‘do-over’ with their kids, what would it be. […]

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Why am I Credentialed? http://wifemotherpastor.com/why-am-i-credentialed/ Mon, 22 May 2017 13:02:24 +0000 http://wifemotherpastor.com/?p=564 “What am I credentialed for?” Have you ever asked yourself this question in the midst of motherhood? I had the privilege to preach the Mother’s Day service this month.  It was called Feminine Empowerment-the difference between feminine and feminism. I had been so nervous for this weekend. After the three services were done, I knew […]

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8 THINGS YOUR CHILDREN’S PASTOR CAN’T TELL YOU- but wish they could http://wifemotherpastor.com/8-things-your-childrens-pastor-cant-tell-you-but-wish-they-could/ Mon, 10 Apr 2017 16:08:31 +0000 http://wifemotherpastor.com/?p=454 Normally I write strictly to women in ministry. However, I am convinced that Children’s Ministry and Family/Parent Ministry is one of the most important ministries in the church. I wanted to know more of what was going on inside a Children’s Pastor’s head. I reached out to a large number of CPs on social media […]

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The Anti-Feminist Loving the Feminist http://wifemotherpastor.com/anti-feminist-loving-feminist/ http://wifemotherpastor.com/anti-feminist-loving-feminist/#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2017 01:02:58 +0000 http://wifemotherpastor.com/?p=513 Before you stone me for saying I’m not a feminist . . . Unless you’ve been living in a hole, there have been a lot of protests in the news lately.  Mainly focused on the Million Women’s March (I think . . .).  I roll my eyes because we as American women have so many […]

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Recommended Reading for 2017 http://wifemotherpastor.com/recommended-books-read-2017/ Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:45:53 +0000 http://wifemotherpastor.com/?p=421 As we say goodbye to 2016 (and George Michael, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds . . .) it is at this time we start to ponder the following year.  Have you thought about how you will grow in 2017?  One of my biggest growth spurts comes from books. Books help us become more well rounded, […]

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To All My Christmas Haters http://wifemotherpastor.com/to-all-my-christmas-haters/ Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:46:18 +0000 http://wifemotherpastor.com/?p=483 Do you want to know a secret? I hate Christmas baking with my kids.  Well, hate is a strong word.  Maybe strongly dislike would be better.  So you know what? We don’t bake. For real. I don’t make cookies, bread, candy or anything with my kids. Am I depriving them of this wonderful childhood memory […]

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URGENT! Don’t Stop Praying! http://wifemotherpastor.com/urgent-dont-stop-praying/ Fri, 11 Nov 2016 18:34:08 +0000 http://wifemotherpastor.com/?p=471 The energy I saw the days coming up to the election was unbelievable. I watched as Governor Mike Pence, evangelist Franklin Graham and others were sending urgency to the Christians around the world to pray. Everywhere I turned it seemed more people were fasting and getting down on their knees before God, crying out for […]

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MOMMY WARS- My Theory http://wifemotherpastor.com/mommy-wars-theory/ Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:11:38 +0000 http://wifemotherpastor.com/?p=448 As I saw all the nasty comments and opinions on a child in a gorilla pen, all I could think was, “That would’ve been my son.” As I watched all the news postings of a child eaten by an alligator, all I could think was, “That could’ve been mine son.” Every time I see parents […]

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A Pastor in Her Thirties http://wifemotherpastor.com/a-pastor-in-her-30s/ Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:33:35 +0000 http://wifemotherpastor.com/?p=418 When I embarked on the big 3-0 I thought I’d feel like a grown up. Forget the fact that I’d traveled the world,  was married, owned my home, had kids, and was on a pastoral career path. Still, at 29 I felt I wasn’t yet a ‘woman’. “Once I hit thirty,“ I thought, “I will […]

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THE SUMMER SLOWDOWN http://wifemotherpastor.com/the-summer-slowdown/ Fri, 03 Jun 2016 12:47:15 +0000 http://wifemotherpastor.com/?p=409 “Mommy, why can’t I be like all the other kids?” My daughter asked me during our evening run. “What do you mean?” “All the other kids in school get to be in lots of activities, like basketball, gymnastics, and baseball. And they do them all the time. Why can’t I be like them?” A good […]

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